the Vaccination debate.......... are annual boosters necessary?????

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Much research is now being done as to whether yearly boosters are actually necessary, myself and many friends have never given our dogs boosters we believe that they are totally unnecessary for our animals and are responsible for auto-immune disorders, transient infections, skin problems, behavioural problems, epilepsy, thyroid disease, allergies and possibly cancer.

Quite simply we give our children vaccines as babies but we do not continue to vaccinate them every year of their life, why not? because it is not necessary. So why do people do it to their pets? because the vet sends you a card every year "Don't forget Boris is due for his booster"
With the average cost of a booster being £35 and approximately 13m dogs and cats in the country it's an industry worth tens of millions of pounds. Our dogs are either immune or not, giving a booster every year will not make them more immune.

Who am I to advise you, no-one special, just me but I don't want your £35, or collectively your millions, I just want dogs to live long healthy lives again but I am not alone, many people share my beliefs, vets are now warning the pharmaceutical industry and their own profession about the issue.

Many of you will of heard the name Catherine O'Driscoll, she has written several books about the issue of over vaccinating 'What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines' When the book was first published in 1997, vets around the world were advising pet owners to vaccinate their friends against disease every year. Now they are not so sure.
 
An excert from Catherines' book, from my friend Jane Whiteley, Admirari :

It was my friend Jane who prompted me to feed natural after the death of my boy Flynt, I thank you Janey x
Canine Health Concern CHC was formed in 1994 by Catherine O'Driscoll, after two of her beautiful young Golden Retrievers - Oliver and Prudence - tragically died. She asked, 'why?', and the answers that came back were sufficiently disturbing to make her feel that independent research was necessary - free from commercial bias. Catherine was sent scientific papers which told her that commercial pet food was nutritionally inadequate, and that many deficiency diseases are the direct result of poor feeding. She also learnt that the annual boosters we give to our pets each year, in the belief that we are protecting them from disease, are actually the largest cause of ill health in our pets today.

CHC advocates real food for dogs. That is, food that Mother Nature has designed, over millions of years, and which has made the species thrive for millions of years. Members of CHC who have reverted to a CHC-recommended natural diet have seen illnesses disappear and vet bills plummet. Our diet survey showed an 85 per cent drop in the number of veterinary visits once dogs were changed to real food.

  Visit the website and find out more, In Search Of The Truth About Dogs.

  "My German Shepherd bitch Bliss was a completely healthy puppy in every way until she was innoculated, after which she developed ear infections and a very sparse itchy coat and skin requiring constant veterinary treatment. She seemed to grow out of it when she was approximately a year old. Her brother Luther who belongs to a friend developed identical symptoms but if anything they were worse. At 14months both Bliss & Luther had their boosters, within a month both dogs went down with the same itchy hypersensitive skin and ear infections. We also had a job to keep weight on both of them even thought their appetites were good and their stools were perfectly normal. It goes without saying that she never had another booster!"